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Le captif pour sa gourmandise.

Le Rat regnant au cellier, rongeant tout,
Des huystres vit baillantes par ung bout:
Sa barbe y mit: & faulx os il atrappe,
Lesquelz touchéz feirent tomber la trappe,
Et le larron en prison hont tenu,
Qui par soy mesme en sa fosse est venu.[1]

Plusieurs se rendent serfz, captifz aulx bonnes
maisons: seullement pour les bons morseaulx, Plu-
sieurs aussi font leur fosse avec les dens, se procurans
mort avant eage, par exces de gourmandise.

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1.  This poem is a translation of Anthologia graeca 9.86.


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Forza della natura.

The power of Nature.


Pan mezzo capra, & huomo, a noi dimostra
La virtute, e’l poter de la Natura
In sino a l’ombilico ha faccia nostra,
Ch’è; del miglior di noi fine e misura.
Il resto è capra, che dinota e mostra
Che le spetie mantien la costei cura
D’huomini, e d’animali; o perche al sommo
Sta la ragion, che sol distingue l’huomo.


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